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April 24, 2015

New York City Parents Grade Mayor on Campaign Promises

New York City parents give Mayor Bill de Blasio unsatisfactory grades for failing to reduce class size and increase public accountability.

April 24, 2015

Poll Finds Most California Parents Know Little About Common-Core Tests

Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.

April 17, 2015

Mississippi Third State to Give Parents of Special Needs Students Scholarships

The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.

April 17, 2015

Texas Senate OKs Parent-Trigger Reboot, Tennessee Bill Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

April 17, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Rates Low for Early Grades, Higher for Secondary Students

The New Jersey Department of Education calculated opt-out rates for state exams for the first time but the figures released this week are preliminary.

April 09, 2015

Gaps Between White and Latino Toddlers Emerge Early, Study Shows

A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.

April 08, 2015

Los Angeles Parents Mounting Trigger-Law Petition Drive to Improve School

Parents of students attending a low-performing Los Angeles elementary school hope to use California's parent-trigger law to spur academic and staffing changes.

April 02, 2015

A Look Back at Parent-School Relationships

Educators have always struggled with cultivating the parent-school partnership even though they believe it is an invaluable tool that helps boost student achievement.

April 01, 2015

Q&A: Predicting Parent-Trigger Law's Path

Education Week reporters discuss California's controversial so-called parent-trigger law and examine whether the law has made good on its promise to improve struggling schools.

March 27, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Bill Gets Unanimous, Bipartisan Support in One Chamber

New Jersey school districts would be required to provide students who opt out of standardized testing an "educationally appropriate ungraded" activity under proposed legislature.

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